Pansexual Pride Day, 8 December, is a day dedicated to celebrating, recognising and learning about the pansexual community.
Pansexuality, attraction which is not limited by gender, is a sexual orientation that has been plagued by misconceptions and erasure.
- Pansexuality and bisexuality are not the same thing
While many people use the words “pansexual” and “bisexual” interchangeably, they are distinct and separate sexual orientations.
Pansexual BBC Studios podcast producer Ella Watts explained: “For me, the difference between bisexuality and pansexuality is that I don’t experience any difference in my sexual or romantic attraction to people of different genders, whereas I’ve known a lot of people on the bisexual spectrum who might be comfortable having sex with anyone of any gender, but have a preference for dating people of a certain gender, or the other way around.”